Myers and Kerr call retiring David West ‘unmatched’ and a ‘true champion’

Back-to-back champion big man retired after 15 seasons

Karl Buscheck
August 30, 2018 - 11:50 am

David West is universally renowned as a one of the renaissance men of the NBA. Hours after the center took to his Twitter page to announce his retirement after 15 seasons, Bob Myers and Steve Kerr, offered their best wishes to the outgoing back-to-back champ.

Myers, the club’s president of basketball operations/GM offered the following in a statement released by the club.

“There should be a picture in the dictionary of David under ‘pro’s pro,’” Myers said. “He’s one of the most decent people I’ve ever met. His depth of character is unmatched. We are all better for having spent the last two years with him. There is no doubt the best is ahead of him.”

Kerr, who like Myers is one of the most eloquent speakers in the Bay Area sports world, provided extensive praise of West who won titles in each of his two seasons in Golden State.

“David was a consummate professional throughout his entire career and was a huge presence in our locker room the last two years,” Kerr said. “The respect that he commanded was palpable every single day he walked in the door and the leadership that he provided to our team was critical to our success. He had the unique ability to connect with both the veteran and young players and the mentoring he provided our younger group was invaluable. The consistency that he displayed at a high level on the court for 15 years was amazing and a testament to his hard work and dedication. He is a true champion in every sense of the word.”

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